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dc.contributor.author Klassen, Teri
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-16T14:42:50Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-16T14:42:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Teri Klassen (2009) “Representations of African American Quiltmaking: From Omission to High Art.” Journal of American Folklore. 122(485):297-33. en
dc.identifier.uri http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_american_folklore/v122/122.485.klassen.html en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/15242
dc.description.abstract African American quiltmaking began to gain recognition as an expressive form distinct from European American quiltmaking in the countercultural climate of the 1970s. Representations of it since then have served to update the Eurocentric, patriotic image of quiltmaking in the United States with components of multiculturalism and cultural critique. These representations in turn caused tensions along the lines of class, race, gender, and scholarly discipline. This study shows the power of words and things when used together, as in museum exhibits, to affirm or challenge the existing social order. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Folklore Society and the University of Illinois Press en
dc.rights © 2009 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Circulated under the terms of the American Folklore Society's author's rights policy. en
dc.rights.uri http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pub/1145/en//, accessed July 19, 2012. en
dc.subject quilt; African American; folklore studies; material culture; exhibition en
dc.title Representations of African American Quiltmaking: From Omission to High Art en
dc.type Article en


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